R: Re: [various] CONLANG Digest - 20 Aug 2000
|Date:||Sunday, August 27, 2000, 18:45|
> In that vein...
> I'm reminded of this page that keeps coming up in my searches:
> >There are lots of theoretical malarkey written about the Greek
> >language and its origins by unscrupulous scholars financed by
> >special interest groups or nations seeking to connect their
> >barbarian past with something noble, such as the language and
> >history of the Greeks ignoring the facts and attempting to alter
> >history. The most recent attempt are the thousands of books and
> >papers written about the fairy-tale of the Indo-European tribe.
> >It claims that the Greeks and their language are a branch of the
> >Indo-Europeans, parallel with Indo-Iranian, Italic, Celtic,
> >Germanic, Balto-Slavic, and others. It is only an undocumented
> >theory, However, based mostly on the novel by J. P. Mallory
> >“ The Indo-Europeans”. Unlike these other language groups, the
> >Greek is unique and it is the trunk of the tree from which the
> >other languages are branches off.